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  • Mondo Macabro Releasing Special Silencers

    From the latest newsletter...

    "Longtime fans of MM know we love the crazy Indonesian films of the 70s/80s/90s. And we know you love them too. Well, you will all be happy to know that after many years away we are finally heading back to Jakarta!

    We have several projects in the works from that part of the world, but this is one of the most exciting!

    SPECIAL SILENCERS (Indonesia, 1982)

    One of the key works of Indonesian exploitation cinema, this 1982 film from action specialist Arizal mixes insane special effects, high-kicking martial, arts and gruesome horror into a highly entertaining brew.

    Gundar, a sadistic and sleazy local politician steals a bag of small red pills from a local mystic. These pills, the “special silencers” of the title, when dropped into someone’s drink, cause a huge tree-like growth to burst from the victim’s stomach. Gundar uses these pills to wipe out anyone who gets in the way of him becoming a powerful local landlord.

    Barry Prima plays Hendra, who is unwittingly drawn into the dark world of Gundar when he meets Eva Arnaz, whose father has been killed by the “special silencers.”

    What follows is more or less not-stop action with many wild and highly improbable scenes. Todd Stadtman of Die, Danger, Die, Die, Kill! wrote: “Special Silencers has pretty much everything you’d want from an Indonesian exploitation movie.”

    And he’s not wrong…"

    Rock! Shock! Pop!

  • #2
    If it's Arizal, it'll be awesome.
    Why would anybody watch a scum show like Videodrome? Why did you watch it, Max?


    • #3
      I found this the be one of the lesser Arizal films that I've seen but I'm just happy to be getting any Arizal on Blu-Ray. Hopeful this will lead to more restorations of his work as well, and I've still got my fingers crossed that someday someone will put together a big boxset of all of Peter O'Brian's films. And somebody needs to dig up all the works of directors like Chalong Pakdeevijit who made the long running "Gold" series in Thailand alongside weird trash like "Eyes of the Condor" (released as a Lucky Seven sequel in many territories) and "H-Bomb" (starring Chris Mitchum and Olivia Hussey!). So many fun films from Southeast Asia that are still languishing in badly cropped VHS releases.